At Connect Hearing there’s a reason we bring together the best hearing professionals in Canada with the most advanced hearing technology. Simply put, we believe every sound connects us to our world.
Do you think you might be suffering from hearing loss? Then act now! The first step towards a better quality of life is to visit your hearing care professional. A hearing test will show if you are actually suffering from hearing loss. If you are, your hearing care professional will explain the available options. Our online hearing screening will give you an initial indication of your hearing ability.
Connect Hearing is the the exclusive national hearing health partner of Diabetes Canada. Studies show that hearing loss is twice as common in people who have diabetes than in those who don’t. Through this partnership we have the opportunity, with Diabetes Canada, to bring awareness to the relationship between hearing loss and diabetes, ensuring that all Canadians are proactive in their health while actively aging.
Hearing aids: Myth vs. Fact
Hearing loss affects one in five Canadians, however, only 12% of them actually wear hearing aids according to this study by Stats Canada. So why don’t more people actually take action on their hearing loss? Here are some common hearing aid myths that could be holding you back from addressing something that so dearly impacts your life.
Confronting the stigma: here’s why needing hearing aids isn’t a bad thing
It’s no secret that the average person waits up to a decade before they decide to do something about their hearing loss and the stigma surrounding hearing aids is one of the leading factors. Many people suffering from hearing loss feel they don’t need hearing help, they convince themselves their hearing isn't that bad, they think hearing aids are ugly plastic looking things, or perhaps they feel embarrassed and self-conscious about needing help. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s OK to need hearing aids, and here’s why.
After our eyes, the most important sensory organ is our ears, thus hearing impairment has significant consequences. In most cases, hearing loss is age-related. However, it can also be triggered by loud noises or infections, or may be hereditary. Hearing loss may occur very suddenly, although in most cases it is gradual, and so you only become aware of it as it progresses. Fortunately, in most cases impaired hearing can be improved, or even fully corrected, using a hearing aid. Find out how.
Fun & Informative
A selection of articles including helpful tips, lifestyle advice and stories of famous musicians with hearing loss.
Technology and performance options
Modern hearing aid technology may surprise you. Small and sleek, modern digital hearing aids have a built-in microchip. Using software, they are programmed to your individual hearing needs. It can be confusing, however, what exactly is meant when your hearing care professional recommends a hearing solution for you at the "standard performance level". Here, we explore the different levels of hearing technology at Connect Hearing and provide context for you in order to make an informed decision on your hearing care solutions.
Hearing aid brands
All hearing aids work according to the same principle: They pick up ambient noise, the sound is converted into electrical impulses and then forwarded, in a modulated form, to the ear. However, depending on the severity of the hearing loss and personal requirements, hearing aids can differ considerably. Not just in terms of shape and size, but also in terms of their properties and functions. Which is the best hearing aid for me? Take a look at what’s available!